And they wonder why young people hate newspapers?

Found on Twitter today: Brave journalism by @theheraldsun This dangerous school girl is a threat to us all. pic.twitter.com/wcQcCiFAfZ — John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) May 23, 2014   There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see this… but I will leave it with my headline. I mean, as a “news” outlet News ...

I have finally joined Goodreads

Don’t know why I didn’t before, never really made a decision on it either way. But now I have, it’s been quite quick to add a lot of books that I’ve read, old and new. And I’ll experiment with the widgets of course too: Stephen’s bookshelf: favorites Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Accelerando by ...

Happy birthday to Will and an awesome day!

Happy birthday to Will and an awesome day!
Wednesday is my son’s 10th birthday. This is a wonderful thing and a nice milestone for any kid, but especially for Will. He’s seem so much, and experienced so much already with all his medical issues that it wasn’t necessarily a given that he’d reach this. I know I can tell myself that sort of ...

Happy Easter or whatever you choose to celebrate

Happy Easter or whatever you choose to celebrate
A Happy Easter here, but also a quiet one. Just time at home really, basically the entire weekend. Close by relatives not too well so no visit, so just family and fun here. Easter Sunday, AKA Chocolate day, was particularly appealing for the boys: I watched a few things — the music documentary “Sound City” ...

Happy birthday to me and other great news 2

Happy birthday to me and other great news
I wouldn’t typically put it as openly as the above, but hey, it’s my birthday, that’s nice, and I finally seem to have learned in recent years that you don’t get anything unless you put yourself out there a bit and let people know what is what 🙂 So, it’s another birthday, with of course ...

Oscars Eve 2014

Oscars Eve 2014
  I’ve often written about the Oscars in the past, and haven’t said much about it this year. So now, on the night before the big show, here’s some thoughts on this year’s crop of movies that are nominated: Best Picture I’ve seen three out of the nine nominees this year — Gravity, American Hustle ...

“New ” gaming journalism and the C64

Been thinking about this on and off for a long time, but it’s really come to mind this morning as I listened and interacted with another Digital Writer’s Festival panel, this time on games journalism. I put in a few questions and I learned a lot, but it got me thinking again about for me ...

Digital Writer’s Festival action

I’ve been greatly enjoying the Digital Writer’s Festival this week, and have closely followed and questioned in a number of panels. Very simply, it’s like being at a festival without having to travel. Using Twitter and Google Hangouts I’ve posed questions to publishers, writers and other figures and been able to get a lot out ...

On creativity and the early stages of the creative process

Yes, I think this may just be where I am. Hopefully a fair way through it, but not out of it yet. From a talk by Ira Glass. THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Hold Steady new song

Hold Steady new song
I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I don’t care if it’s cool, not cool or somewhere in between, but The Hold Steady are my favourite band and they have been for quite a few years now. And after a four year hiatus, they’re back with a new song! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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